|Project:||Hefner Middle School|
|Location:||Oklahoma City, OK|
|DESIGNER / ARCHITECT:||TAP Architecture|
|ARMSTRONG FLOORING:||Natural Creations with Diamond 10 Technology|
Hefner Middle School, Home of the Vikings
When the school bell rings, Hefner Middle School students wade into the halls ready to voyage to their next class. Navigating through the open waters, they’re prepped and ready to explore new ideas and tackle new challenges. And yet these seafaring students never get wet or dirty. The reason? The winding rivers are a playful tribute to their school mascot, a Viking, brought to life by a custom designed floor.
Located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Hefner Middle School is an 87,000-square-foot facility that houses more than 1,000 students. The upgraded interiors were designed by TAP Architecture, a firm located in Oklahoma City celebrating 30 years of business in 2018. TAP Architecture was challenged to revitalize the interior of the school, which hadn’t been refreshed in five decades. Led by Project Manager, Chris Teehee and Interior Designer, Allison Fredrickson, the TAP team got to work breaking up their planned renovations into three phases to accommodate the school year calendar – summer 2016, winter break 2016 and finally summer 2017 – focusing on high traffic entryways, corridors and the cafeteria.